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Metal News for February 13, 2013

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Bolt Thrower Announces U.S. Shows

British extreme metal veterans Bolt Thrower have announced they will be performing a string of shows in the United States this year, in addition to their appearance at the Maryland DeathFest, on what is being dubbed the, "Return to chaos" tour. They will be joined on the trek by fellow British death metal stalwarts, Benediction.

The tour schedule is as follows:

May 23 - Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest
May 25 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House (with Autopsy)
May 26 - Oakland, SF - Metro Opera House (with Autopsy, Noothgrush)
May 28 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
May 29 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
May 31 - Austin, TX - Chaos In Tejas
June 1 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's

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Orchid Reveals New Album Details

San Francisco based doom rockers Orchid have set April 26th, 2013 as the release date for the band's new album, "The Mouths Of Madness." The cover artwork was created by singer & tattoo artist Theo Mindell and can be found below. Mindell comments on the cover:

"I wanted the cover of the album to be really classic and strong, like one of the records from my childhood where when you'd see the colors and shapes on it from across the room, you'd immediately recognize it. A classic 'icon'... so it's very simple really. But then I did a really elaborate painting for the inside that is totally ornate... I wanted people to open this kind of sparse, plain thing and be drawn into another world that kind of visually told the story of some of the emotions of the record. Kind of like peeling a weird fruit open... the inner painting was really inspired by some of the Latino psychedelic murals that were done around San Francisco in the late 60's-early 70's....like the cover of Abraxsis by Santana which is a record I grew up on and always loved. So, it's the 'Orchid version' of those murals."

Guitarist Mark Thomas Baker comments on the extensive production process: "Most of the tracks on 'Mouths of Madness' were cut in early June 2012. We were pretty fresh off of our European tour and full of confidence. The basics done at that time were the best recording experience that we've had so far. Everybody got along great and did great work. We did this album with a completely different guitar sound than 'Capricorn.' I think it sounds much heavier in that regard. We take a lot of time to get things right. I hope people enjoy it and let it sink in. I think it's miles above our past efforts." More...

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Czar To Support Killing Joke On Tour

Chicago's Czar emerges with a huge announcement for Spring 2013: the band has secured the coveted direct support slot on Killing Joke's North American tour.

Says Czar frontman Jason Novak, "We are absolutely honored to be on the Killing Joke tour and cannot wait to get out there. Killing Joke are legends who have inspired us personally since the beginning."

In addition to the Killing Joke tour, Spring 2013 sees Czar support KMFDM on three shows and playing various headlining shows across the nation. Frontman Novak's electronic alter ego, Acucrack, will make post-show DJ appearances in several cities.

While gearing up to hit the road, Czar is completing work on a second full-length album, the follow-up to 2011's "Vertical Mass Grave" (produced by Hum's Matt Talbott). More...

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Satanic Threat Streaming "In To Hell"

Satanic Threat is streaming the entirety of the "In To Hell" collection on Decibel magazine's website. Check out the tracks right here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued:

"Already available on CD through Hells Headbangers's webstore and with the vinyl to follow in March, Satanic Threat are everything their name implies: fast, blasphemous, hardcore-HELL-punk straight outta the wastelands of Ohio!

"Featuring current members of Nunslaughter and an ex-member of Midnight, Satanic Threat's lone In To Hell 7" sold through its original pressing of 1000 copies in no time flat upon its original release in 2008, and quickly became something of a mini-classic. The band's cult grew despite no further releases, and Satanic Threat played only one live show ever, in September 2008 in their hometown of Cleveland.

"Now, Hells Headbangers collects Satanic Threat's entire ouvre, both the 8-song In To Hell 7" and their 8-song live set, onto one long-playing format. They're not Christian...they're just a Satanic Threat!" More...

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Lohikarma To Release New EP

Lohikarma is a post black metal project led by Waleed Ahmed (Dionysus, Marwolaeth), and the band is set to release the "Dreaming Skies" EP this coming February 16th, 2013. The EP will be made available online via Bandcamp. You can also check out the artwork below. More...

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Baptists Releases New Track

British Columbia’s volatile hardcore/punk faction Baptists will release debut LP "Bushcraft" via Southern Lord next Tuesday, February 19th in North America. Baptists today unloads the battering title track from "Bushcraft" via Cvlt Nation here. The following press release was also issued about the LP:

"While Baptists’ debut 7” immediately turned heads scene-wide, Bushcraft is ripping them right off. Recorded at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou, the eleven anthems on Bushcraft embody lyrical angst and a seething vocal delivery propelled by white-knuckled snare-blasts, d-beat thunder, dissonant riff urgency and an overall relentless by-the-throat approach, advocating the band’s creed of destruction through a blistering, discordant hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore.

"Stay tuned for Baptists tour dates to be announced next week including a trek to SXSW in Austin, Texas. In the meantime the band has locked down a hometown record release show for Bushcraft, set to take place at The Biltmore in Vancouver."

Catch the Baptists record release show:

2/28/2013 The Biltmore - Vancouver, BC w/ Haggatha, Erosion

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Acrania Offering EP For Free Download

London death metallers Acrania (not to be confused with the Mexican group of the same name) have posted "The Beginning Of The End" EP online for streaming and free download.

You can nab the tracks at Bandcamp, or stream the songs below. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Beginning... 01:35
2. Auctioneer Of Depravity 03:46
3. The Depopulation Programme 03:41
4. Dimensional Molecular Transcedance 03:45
5. A Trophy Of Corporate Disfigurement 04:10 More...

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Coma Wall Streaming Song From Split Release

The anticipation is nearly over as today The Sleeping Shaman streams an exclusive track taken from the up and coming Coma Wall & Undersmile 12” simply entitled "Wood & Wire." The track "Summer" is taken from the Coma Wall side and can be streamed at this location.

Shaman Recordings also announced that pre-orders started today and besides the 12”, there’s the option to bundle in a T-Shirt with the "Wood & Wire" logo emblazoned on the front, more information and orders can be placed on the Shaman Recordings website right here. The track listing is as follows:

Coma Wall
A1. Summer
A2. You Are My Death
A3. Cutter’s Choice

Undersmile
B1. Soil
B2. Killer Bob
B3. Hives More...

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Fit For A King Posts New Song

Two weeks ago, Fit For A King announced a March 12th release date for the band's Solid State Records debut, "Creation/Destruction." The band is now pleased to share a new song from the album titled “Hollow King (Sound of the End)." Head over to Noisecreep.com here to check out the song.

"’Hollow King’ is a very unique track for me, lyrically,” explains vocalist Ryan Kirby. “It's a story of a person that sees his friend slip into the Devil’s grasp because of the ‘God-free’ view he instilled upon him. The person then decides to go after and save his friend, which he does without faith that God can remedy the situation. During his mission to save his friend, he also falls into the Devil’s clutches. Near the middle of the song, Satan is mocking his lack of faith. The friend in the story ends up actually being himself, hence the lyrics ‘staring face to face and eye to eye with the man who abandoned everything’. This song doesn't have a happy ending, giving it a dark vibe.”

The album was recorded with producer Andreas Magnusson and follows several years of relentless DIY touring and an independently released album (2011’s "Descendents"). More...

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Cough Announces Split With Windhand

Relapse Records this week unveils a pummeling upcoming split between two prime acts in the contemporary doom/sludge circuit, Cough and Windhand. The following press release was issued about the collaboration:

"With both Cough and Windhand hailing from the unrestrained Richmond, Virginia underground, the choice to team the two of them up for the brutal Reflection Of The Negative split album was a simple one, and the results are, as expected, thunderous and immense. Cough leads off, delivering a characteristically electrifying down-tuned epic track, while their brethren in Windhand serve up two brand new epic songs for their half of the dirge.

"While the track listing bears merely three tracks, this monstrous split bears nearly forty minutes of premier doom at its absolute gloomiest. The album acts as a precursor for both bands’ upcoming full-lengths, which are both currently being conceived.

"Reflection Of The Negative will see official release on April 16th in North America, preceded by international street dates of April 12th (Germany/Benelux) and April 15th (UK/World). Today Relapse has released a visual trailer for the LP, as well as preorders for the album including digital and CD formats, as well as a super-limited mailorder-only black/white vinyl combo.

"In conjunction with the release of the split, COUGH will embark on a brutal month-long European tour. The majority of the dates will see the band joined by Witch Mountain, while several later dates will instead be with Grime, the entire trek leading up to Heavy Days in Doomtown. The festival, an international DIY doom/stoner/sludge festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, runs from May 2nd through the 5th, and will see COUGH sharing the stage alongside Graves At Sea, Pagan Altar, Samothrace, Moss, Bell Witch, Dark Buddah Rising, Lecherous Gaze, Mournful Congregation and many others." More...

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Aeon Zen Posts Third "Top 5 Riffs" Video

English progressive metallers Aeon Zen released their third opus "Enigma" to the world this past January on Nightmare Records / Sony / RED.

Today Aeon Zen is pleased to present the third video in the band's "Top 5 Riffs" series. The third installment focuses on the "Top 5 Drum Riffs." Check out the video below. Drummer Steve Burton also comments:

"There are some fantastic drum parts that I love on this album. It was a very difficult choice putting this list together as I wish I could've just played the whole album for you!! I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy performing it!"

Aeon Zen is:

Rich Hinks - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Andi Kravljaca - Vocals
Matt Shepherd - Guitar
Shaz - Keyboards
Steve Burton - Drums More...

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Woe Streaming New Song Online

Pitchfork has premiered the song “Carried By Waves to Remorseless Shores of the Truth,” taken from Woe’s forthcoming new album titled "Withdrawal." Check out the track right here.

The song, written by vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg, examines the darkness and antisocial inclinations of mankind. It is one of seven new songs featured on the album, set for North American release on April 23rd.

Recorded at studios in New York and New Jersey during the latter months of 2012, "Withdrawal" benefits from 18-months of live performances; something impossible in the band’s early years. More...

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Norhod Streams New Track

Italian symphonic metal act Norhod recently signed to Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group for the release of new album "The Blazing Lily." A track from the album is now available for streaming online. Check out "Mirrors Lady" in the player below.

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Neron Kaisar Releases Sampler For New Album

Symphonic black metal act Neron Kaisar has presented a sampler of the new album "Madness of the Tyrant." Check out the teaser video right here.

Mixing and mastering was handled in Sweden's Necromorbus Studio, and the album features guest vocals by Demether (Grailight) and Aina (Blackthorn). The track listing is as follows:

I. Profound's Begotten
II. Mother of the Beast
III. Sage Of Evil
IV. Fall of Light
V. Madness of the Tyrant
VI. A Perfect Saturnalia of Vice
VII. Executors
VIII. Torch of Humbled
IX. The Cursed More...

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Throes Of Ire Streaming New Song

Death/funeral doom metal outfit Throes of Ire has posted a new track online for streaming. Check out "The Witch Voyage" in the YouTube player below. You can also find more info on the band over at Facebook.

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Isurus Releases New Demo

Polish act Isurus has released the new "Outcast" demo, which consists of 24 minutes of music in seven compositions. Cover artwork for the release was created by Dominik Spirit Wawak. Check out two songs from the demo below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Apocalypse - The Manifestation of the First Horsemen
2. Outcast
3. Black Market
4. Torment (The Eternal Punishment of the Fiend)
5. Dreaming Through the Waves of Endless Ocean
6. Perforated Flesh
7. The Weapon Forged by Hate Itself More...

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October Falls Posts New Album Teaser

October Falls is returning with new album "The Plague Of A Coming Age," which Debemur Morti Productions describes as a "deeply melancholic, emotive journey through eras gone and yet to come, an ominous album from the soil and of the soil, seeped in the blood of fallen ancestors, paying homage to their struggles, celebrating their honour and acknowledging their sacrifice -- the ultimate redemption."

The album will be unleashed this coming March 15th, and a teaser trailer can be found below. The track listing is as follows:

1. At the Edge Of An Empty Horizon
2. Bloodlines
3. The Verge Of Oblivion
4. Snakes Of The Old World
5. The Plague Of A Coming Age
6. Mouth Of A Nation's Harlots
7. Boiling Heart Of The North
8. The Weight Of The Fallen
9. Below The Soils More...

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Beyond The Shore Posts In Studio Video

Kentucky based Beyond the Shore posted the first in a series of in studio videos on the recording of the band's debut full length LP "Ghostwatcher," which is due for release on April 2, 2013 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in December 2012 and was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Kevin Newland of Newland Recordings. The new song "Half Lived" can be heard streaming at this location.

Check out the video footage here:

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Lost Suicide Silence Video Interview Posted

Montreality has posted a video interview online featuring the members of Suicide Silence, including front man Mitch Lucker, who passed away last year. Check out the clip below, and Montreality also commented:

"We had the chance to interview Suicide Silence as a full band back in June 2012. Very sadly, Mitch Lucker, their lead singer, passed away following a motorcycle accident in October 2012.

"We had lost this interview due to a hardrive failure, but we've luckily recovered it & would like to dedicate it to the loving memory of Mitch Lucker, rest in peace." More...

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W.E.T. Posts "Learn To Live Again" Music Video

W.E.T., the hard rock project featuring former Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman/T.S.O.), posted a new music video for the new song "Learn to Live Again." The song appears on the band's new LP "Rise Up." The album is due out for release through Frontiers Records on February 22, 2013 (EU) and February 26, 2013 (USA).

Check out "Learn to Live Again" here:

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Black Sabbath Posts In Studio Footage Of New LP

Metal founders Black Sabbath posted up the first in studio footage video on the making of the band's new LP "13." The album marks the return of three of the original four members (sans Bill Ward) and is targeted for release in June 2013 through Vertigo Records.

Check out the footage here:

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Abnormal Thought Patterns Signs With Lifeforce

Instrumental act Abnormal Thought Patterns has now inked a deal with Lifeforce Records to release a new album. You can also still stream the band's previous self-titled EP at this location. Lifeforce Records comments:

"We are proud to announce the signing of Northern Californian progressive metal instrumentalists Abnormal Thought Patterns to the Lifeforce Records roster.

"In 2008, Jasun wrote and recorded the 12-minute instrumental 'Velocity and Acceleration,' the track that would ultimately lead to the founding of Abnormal Thought Patterns. Upon hearing the song, Troy expressed his desire to put together an instrumental band. The Tipton brothers looked no further than longtime drummer and friend Mike Guy to provide the rhythmic foundation for ATP. The three members then headed to the studio and tracked seven songs for CynNormal Lab Recordings. More...

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PTSD Reveals "A Sense Of Decay" Details

PTSD has announced new album "A Sense Of Decay" is set to be released on May 20th, 2013 via My Kingdom Music. A teaser trailer and the artwork can be found below, while the track listing is as follows:

1. Event Horizon
2. A Reason To Die
3. Parasomnia
4. Staring The Stormwall
5. Suicide Attitude
6. A Sense Of Decay
7. Breathless
8. Solar Matter Loss
9. By A Thread
10. Heavy On My Heart (Anastacia cover)
11. ......If?
12. Event Horizon (Forgotten Sunrise rmx)

My Kingdom Music comments on the album: "Recorded with the presence on drums of Marco Minneman (Kreator, Necrophagist, Ephel Duath etc.) and mixed and mastered by Jim Caruana (2 Grammys for Beyonce's hits 'B Day and 'I Am Sasha Fierce' and winner of the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Top Gun theme 'Take My Breath Away,' besides producer for mainstream stars like Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Black Eyed Peas), the album 'A Sense Of Decay' will contain 12 songs for about 60 minutes of passionate and introspective but at the same time aggressive and articulated Alternative Post Metal including a remix performed by Forgotten Sunrise and a wonderful cover of the Anastacia's anthem 'Heavy On My Heart' performed with the new drummer Marco Lancs." More...

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Nightrage Video Interview Available

Backstage-TV has posted a new in-depth, 37+ minute interview with the members of Greek act Nightrage. Check out the footage in the YouTube clip below (be sure to turn on English captions option).

In other news, the band also recently tapped Thomas Lindberg as a fill-in vocalist for a festival appearance. Check out video of the show right here.

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Mastic Scum Checks In From The Studio

Mastic Scum has checked in with the following update from the recording studio about working on a new album:

"We are currently in the studio working on our upcoming 5th album! We are working on 11 tracks, the new songs are shaping up in a new brutal style and also on a higher technical level.

"We are fucking excited about the new record which will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view.

"The album will be released via Massacre Records, the release is planned for fall 2013! More info about release date & album details coming soon! Stay tuned!! For latest info & updates visit us at Facebook here." More...

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Saxon Postpones New Album Release Date

Saxon has checked in with the following announcement about postponing the release of the band's new album:

"Sorry, but the release of the new Saxon studio album 'Sacrifice' will have to be postponed for one week due to some manufacturing problems. Below are the new release dates."

Europe: March 1st, 2013
UK: March 4th, 2013
USA: March 26th, 2013 More...

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Aosoth Reveals Details On New Album

French black metal act Aosoth has revealed details on a forthcoming full-length album out on Agonia Records. The release entitled "IV: Arrow In Heart" will make its online and store debut on the 16th of April worldwide. The band comments:

"IV: Arrow In Heart holds yet a bigger spiritual meaning: We've spent such a huge amount of time on defining a darker identity, yet open to a wider range of influences. Those tracks still haunt us, as delivering them was a painful and excruciating experience, and left some of us even physically wounded... Which gives that album even more of a spiritual value, as it involved a form of sacrifice. This fourth full-length release is without a doubt a great step forward for us in term of music writing, and sound."

"IV: Arrow In Heart" can be pre-ordered right here. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Bal-Sagoth Re-Releasing Early Demo

Fantasy metal act Bal-Sagoth has checked in with the following announcement about re-releasing an early demo on CD:

"The original Bal-Sagoth demo from 1993 will be released as a limited edition CD complete with lyric booklet and archival bonus tracks. Watch for further news soon.

"New Bal-Sagoth merchandise has been released via Razamataz. T-shirts, woven patches, and textile poster flags are all currently available.

"The Power Cosmic, Atlantis Ascendant and The Chthonic Chronicles are currently available as remastered digipak editions with extended lyric booklets and additional artwork. Released by Metal Mind Productions under license from Nuclear Blast. Bal-Sagoth artwork and concept illustrations from the archives can be viewed here."

Bal-Sagoth's last full-length release was the 2006 album "The Chthonic Chronicles." You can also listen to Bal-Sagoth's music over at the band's MySpace page here.

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TOTA Launches Crowd Funding Campaign

Pennsylvania metal act This Or The Apocalypse has launched an Indiegogo campaign today to try and stay on the road. The band is currently between tours supporting recently released LP, "Dead Years." Check out details on the crowdfunding campaign right here. The band also comments:

"We are This Or The Apocalypse, an internationally touring band from Lancaster, PA. On our way home from our 30th US tour at about 3:00am our van lit on fire and we broke down at a rest stop an hour away from home. After waiting 8 hours we found someone to pick up and our trailer up and take us home while our van was towed to a garage.

"After inspecting the van we were notified that it was far beyond repairable. For any of you who have never followed us in the past, last winter we broke down in Canada and spent over $3K rebuilding our fuel pump, which took over a week. We spent that week hopping from trains, vans, taxis and fans cars from show to show so that we didn't have to cancel any dates on the tour. More...

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Viieden Signs With Grindbor Records

Syrian death metallers Viieden have signed a record deal with Middle Eastern independent label Grindbor Records. The band has teamed up the label to release a debut (as-yet-untitled) album. The album will be launched in digital format worldwide through the main online music outlets.

Guitarist Abdullah Ghosheh commented: "I was glad when the guys of Grindbor contacted us to make this deal. And since we know the guys and what they're capable of, I'm sure this will be right thing to do. I believe this will be a great start for both Viieden and Grindbor Records and I’m looking forward to working with them."

He added: "The composition of our upcoming full length album is almost done, we’ll start recording soon and hopefully everything goes as planned. The record mainly consists of eight tracks we can only describe as heavy as shit, delivering Death Metal to the listener our way."

When asked about signing Viieden, Grindbor Record's manager JD commented: "It is great to sign a band like this one. Not only because of their professionalism and talent, but because they are one of the best samples of Syria's rising scene. We are a still a young label, so we aim this collaboration help us both to develop and show the world that the Middle Eastern Metal scene has come to kick some asses!" More...

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GWAR Announces More Tour Dates

After spending months deep inside their arctic fortress working on what will be their next album, your Lords and Masters GWAR have announced their return to the road in North America.

The second leg of the "Fate or Chaos" tour is scheduled to kick off April 10th in Tucson, AZ and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, Florida. Support on the tour will come from Warbeast and Wilson. Tickets go on sale this Friday February 15th.

Briefly putting down the crack pipe, lead throat thing Oderus Urungus spoke about going back on tour: "As you humans amuse yourself with your mundane holidays, it has been a time of intense activity for GWAR, as we record our 13th studio album-- the first one with our new Scumdog brother, Pustulus Maximus!"

The Filth-Lord continued: "We begin this years festivities with the second and final leg of our Fate or Chaos tour, so everybody who missed the first leg can see Cyber-Jesus get his fucking ass handed to him. Then it's back in the studio to work on all the hulking war machines we shall need on our devastating, brand-spanking new tour, after the album drops at the end of the summer! Can you believe I said drop? How fucking stupid!"

Oderus Urungus and Balsac the Jaws of Death, recently took New York by storm when they were in town filming a segment for the SyFy TV Show "Oddities." More...

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StarOfAsh Issues Update On New Songs

As a follow-up to previous album "Lakhesis" (reviewed here), StarOfAsh will be recording and releasing a series of tracks each month throughout the year. StarOfAsh has now checked in with the following update about progress on tracks to be released later this month:

"January flew passed, greeted me swiftly with his cold hands, and all of a sudden the more tranquil February was on my calendar. Albeit it was not tranquility I felt, as I had composed close to nothing, and all of a sudden was short on my promise by two musical pieces. Deadline: The shortest month of the year… Thoughts: Calm panic…It´s not like I have been lazy or anything, but it has been a busy period with our friends from Leprous and Ørkenkjøtt doing their magic in the studio all of January.

"Fortunately I am a fast writer. Unfortunately I do not always have inspiration to write. So within these parameters I just had to start working from scratch. With these bad odds (totally self inflicted I know) I am happy to say that I have already written and recorded one piece, while working on the chord progression on the other.

"The way I interpret January and February, are that they are both dark and bright, have a 'hibernation' kind of feel and you need to be able to dance to them to keep warm. At least here in Norway you do! So I have composed my music to sound like that, or at least it sounds that way to me. I hope to present them both to you within this far too short month.

"Warm hugs to everyone out there feeling cold xx."

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Finntroll Streaming New Album's Title Track

Finntroll is back and ready to unleash the title track off of the brand new blood-soaked opus, "Blodsvept." Check out the song through Decibel Magazine here or in the player below. The trolls have come forth and exclaimed unto us:

"'Blodsvept' is the track that sets the tone for this new abomination of an album. This song is perfect for driving - Driving for your life, that is, while being chased by a gang of trolls, in a catapult, on a motorway! Pull out your sun-spectacles from your glove compartment and honk if you love blood and guts!"

"Blodsvept," which is Finntroll's sixth studio album, was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki while mastering duties were handled by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. Henri 'Trollhorn' Sorvali and the band produced the album, the artwork was handled by the band's own guitar player, Samuli 'Skyrmer' Ponsimaa, and even the production for the upcoming video clip will be the brainchild of the trolls...Because let's be honest, nobody knows how a Finntroll album should sound, look and smell better than the trolls themselves! Troll tested, troll approved!

"Blodsvept" will be released via Century Media Records worldwide on the following dates:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND /FINLAND / NORWAY /: Friday, March 22, 2013
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL: Monday, March 25, 2013
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, March 29, 2013
USA / CANADA: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 More...

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Demonical Recording New Album

Demonical has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming album:

"Since early February we have been isolated at Necromorbus Studios in the dark suburbs of Stockholm recording 'Darkness Unbound,' our fourth full-length masterpiece and the first album to feature our new determinate line-up. So far the drums for all 11 tracks have been recorded, now it’s time to move on and nail down some guitars.

"The new material is clearly our most sinister, vicious and dark work up until to date and we are confident that 'Darkness Unbound' will be an important milestone not only for us as a band but also an album that will have a certain impact on the current death metal scene and especially the Swedish old-school wave.

"The artwork and visual concept of the album follows the same somber path as the music making it a solid entity of perpetual death metal darkness. More reports will be published as the work proceeds." More...

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Lullacry Posts "To Every Heartache" Music Video

Finnish symphonic gothic metal band Lullacry posted a new music video for the track "To Every Heartache." The single is previously unreleased from the recording sessions for the band's fifth release "Where Angels Fear" which is out now through the band's own label OUTO Recordings. to obtain the track on the special edition of the album (which also includes a 45 min studio documentary DVD), head over to this location.

The video was directed, shot & edited by Sauli Kivilahti. The song was mixed and mastered by Anssi Kippo at Astia studio, Lappeenranta and recorded by Mikko Herranen at Noise Floor studio in Helsinki. Check out "To Every Heartache" here: More...

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The Gates Of Slumber Posts New Music Video

U.S. doom metal act The Gates of Slumber posted up a new music video for the track "Death March" from the band's new EP "Stormcrow." The video is showing over at Scion A/V's YouTube Channel (see below), which the band recently collaborated on to offer the special free EP as a free download. The EP download can be found over at this location.

The track listing for "Stormcrow" is as follows:

1. Death March (Devil's Grip)
2. Driven Insane
3. Son of Hades
4. Dragon Caravan
5. Of That Which Can Never Be

Check out "Death March" here: More...

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